Ariane Balizet

Ariane Balizet

Associate Professor
Reed Hall 321 | 817-257-4769

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Ph.D., English Literature, emphasis in Gender and Performance, University of Minnesota, 2007
MA, English Literature, University of Minnesota, 2003
BA, English Literature, Pomona College, CA, 2000
Jesus College, Cambridge University, England, 1999

Courses Taught

Introduction to Shakespeare
Literature and Civilizations I (Honors)
Girls’ Studies

Advanced Shakespeare
Shakespeare and Marlowe
Survey of British Literature to 1800
Early British Drama
Love, Sex, and Power in Renaissance England
Junior Research Seminar: Renaissance Bodies
Senior Capstone in Women and Gender Studies

Renaissance Bodies
Shakespeare and After: Contexts and Approaches to Gender and Difference

Areas of Focus

Medieval & Early Modern Britain
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Women’s Writing,
Race and Ethnic Studies
20th and 21st century American literature
Girls' Studies
Disability Studies

Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama: Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage. New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2014.

“Yoga, Postfeminism, and the Future.” With Whitney Meyers. Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis.

“Shakespeare, Television, and Girl Culture.” Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 9.1 (Summer/Fall 2014): 1-21.

“Breastfeeding, Grief, and the Fluid Economy of Healthy Children in Shakespeare’s Plays.”(Dis)Ability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body. Ed. Sujata Iyengar.

“The Cuckold’s Blazon: Dismemberment and Domesticity in Arden of Faversham and A Woman Killed with Kindness.” Staging the Blazon in Early Modern Theater. Ed. Deborah Uman and Sara Morrison.

“Drowned in Blood”: Honor, Bloodline, and Domestic Ideology in The Duchess of Malfi and El médico de su honra. Comparative Literature Studies 49.1 (2012): 23-49.

“‘Enamoured of thy Parts’: Dismemberment and Domesticity in Romeo and Juliet.” Early Modern Literary Studies 19 (2009): 10.1-31.

“‘Amend thy Face’: Contagion and Disgust in the Henriad.” Contagion and the Shakespearean Stage. Ed. Mary Floyd-Wilson and Darryl Chalk. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, Palgrave Macmillan (2019): 127-45.

Amend thy Face: Disgust and Discourses of Contagion in Shakespeare’s Histories.”

University of Minnesota Center for Early Modern History Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. Minneapolis, MN (March 2016).

  • English Department Research Award, 2016 Women and Gender Studies Wise Woman Award, 2013
  • English Department Teaching Award, 2013 English Department Graduate Faculty of the Year Award, 2010